Stuart James McKinnon, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor in Neurobiology in Neurobiology
Campus mail: Box 3802 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8850

Stuart J. McKinnon, MD, PhD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataract. His areas of expertise include open and closed angle glaucomas, neovascular and other secondary glaucomas, and juvenile glaucoma. He is experienced in all forms of anterior segment procedures including laser therapy and filtering surgeries for glaucoma, as well as cataract surgery. He is integrally involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. McKinnon's research activities include NIH-sponsored exploration of the basic mechanisms of retinal cell death in glaucoma. Other research areas include neuroprotective glaucoma therapies, non-invasive imaging of glaucoma damage, and relationships between glaucoma and other chronic neurodegenerations such as Alzheimer's disease.

Education and Training

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst, B.S. 1984
  • University of New Orleans, M.S. 1986
  • Louisiana State University, M.D. 1990
  • University of New Orleans, Ph.D. 1990
  • Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Intern
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Resident, Ophthalmology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Glaucoma Fellow, Ophthalmology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology